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  • 3 days ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    and where can I get one for free?

  • 5 days ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    lol... excellent detective work!

  • 12 days ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    Maybe it's more of a phrasing issue, but saying "we’re now one of the world leaders in making it worse" makes it sound like a recent development. I'm saying that yes, we are bad... yes, we are one of the worst emitters... no, we aren't doing enough. However, relative to population, the USA is actually moving in the right direction while China and several other developing countries are not. Looking at our emission numbers, it appears we've peaked in MtCO2 emissions and are slowly working the number down. That's gross numbers. if you look at it per capita, we've actually improved quite a bit.

    That said, we still need to do more.

  • 12 days ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    According to the data /u/AdelleChattre supplied in her comment, in the past 40 years China has increased their emissions by 500% while increasing their population by 40%. In the same 40 years, USA has increased their emissions by 15% while increasing their population by 50%. How is China trying to improve but the USA isn't?

  • 12 days ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    I'm not saying that the US hasn't contributed and isn't still contributing to climate change + greenhouse gas emissions. Using the Global Carbon Atlas you linked, I go back 40 years to 1977. USA, Russia, and China are #1-3 with 4700 MtCO2, 2000 MtCO2, and 1300 MtCO2. Fast forward to 1987 and the picture looks similar. USA, Russia, and China are #1-3 with 4700 MtCO2, 2500 MtCO2, and 2200 MtCO2. In 1997, USA, China, and Russia are #1-3 with 5700 MtCO2, 3400 MtCO2 and 1500 MtCO2. In 2007, China, USA, and Russia are #1-3 with 7800, 6100, and 1700 MtCO2. In 2015 (there is no data for 2016 or 2017 yet), China, USA, and India are #1-3 with 10400, 5400, and 2300 MtCO2. Over the last 40 years, despite our population increasing by 50%, our emissions have largely stayed flat.

    I don't want to say that we can't do more. I don't even want to say that we are making things better. However, as a whole, we are generally improving our behavior and the numbers you provided to me support that.

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  • 13 days ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    —The agency designed to protect the environment in our country is now controlled by climate change deniers, which mortgages the future for our children and grandchildren and puts us further behind in a race we were already losing.

    Fair enough point. Let's see where this goes next...

    —What the hell, let’s repeat that one, since it seems important: Our planet is dying, and far from solving the problem, we’re now one of the world leaders in making it worse.

    I'd like to see how that part is true. I don't have a hard time believing that we aren't doing enough, but saying that we are one of the world leaders in making it worse is quite the stretch.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    So this is an 'awareness' bill? Am I understanding it correctly?

    Women have to be subject to stupid things based on male legislation, so let's introduce a bill to require men to do stupid things based on female legislation?

    I hope this works, and some of the female health legislation can be repealed. However, I fear it will be taken seriously (for the wrong reason).

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    wow! great article! For one, I had no idea that the Bering Land Bridge (Beringia) was so big. It's the size of Alaska. The Beringia Standstill Hypothesis makes the mass migration make more sense to me.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    This comment has gained traction and has turned into a conversation.

    It all tastes like lake water to me. The smells are awesome and different, but the taste is just warm lake water.

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    originating in The Secrets of Tea-Tasting (8 replies)

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    Even better would be to just not have lawns. Grass lawns need tons of water and maintenance. There are tons of plants that don't grow more than 6" tall and cover the ground just as effectively as grass. Wooly thyme is a good one (it can handle foot traffic, it's flowers attract bees, and it looks nice), but here's an article with a bunch of other options. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/10-top-groundcover-plants/

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    just out of curiosity, has anyone actually tested your HOA on that? My suspicion is that most HOAs love to slap you with little fines but if you just say "NO" it won't escalate. They don't actually have legal teeth. City codes are another story.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    Coffee just tastes like bitter olfactory overload. I try occasionally to see if my tastes have changed, but to no avail. I can't even drink it. One time I had hot chocolate served to me from a container that had coffee in it earlier. I couldn't drink it due to the smell/taste of coffee.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    Nope. I drink my wife's tea, and she's a tea snob. Her most reliable source is what-cha. She likes anything from white-green-oolong-black, but she doesn't like pu-erh. Her favorite at the moment is a fairly dark tie-guan-yin oolong (iron goddess) from korea. It smells really good, and even tastes a little bit different than bagged tea, but to me it still just tastes like warm water. I went with her to a tea-shop in Seattle and the lady had a fun time teaching me the 'right' way to drink hot tea by 1) taking it as hot as possible, 2) don't let it touch your lips or tongue on the way down, and 3) don't have a big cup, have lots of small cups. I graduated with flying colors and I could 'taste' the aroma after I drank it. However, what I 'tasted' (smelled in my mouth is probably more accurate) was the aroma of grass and leaves and earthiness. If that's the flavor people rave about, I guess I can taste the same thing, but I don't see it as a good taste... just a good smell. I don't think there would be much difference if I took a big whiff of brewed tea and then drank hot water (or vice-versa).

    Edit: apparently the oolong she likes is from Taiwan and the Korean tea that she likes is a green tea.

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    It all tastes like lake water to me. The smells are awesome and different, but the taste is just warm lake water.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    huh. other than the animation, that didn't feel like Gorillaz. Maybe that's what they are shooting for.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    For every hour beyond five that workers sat each day, the researchers found, they added about two-tenths of a percentage point to their likelihood of developing heart disease, based on their cumulative risk factors.

    Meanwhile, almost any amount of standing and walking reduced a worker’s chances of having a large waistline and other risk factors for heart disease.

    I recently was given a fitbit and without changing my habits I average about 14,000 steps, but I've had a couple lazy days where I only get around 4-5000 steps and I can feel a huge difference. Granted, an occasional lazy day isn't something I'm too worried about. However, I'm more active than many of my coworkers. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them average less than 4-5,000.

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  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    Unfortunately I can't view the article because I have an ad-blocker.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    I'm fine with reducing the amount of beef Americans eat and diversifying to other animal meats. We might even have room for overall meat-eating to be reduced.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    I clicked the link to read about the new features and it just took me to snapzu.com.

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    I'm really excited for the future Europa missions, but I want to know why it seems like NASA's priority seems to be finding life elsewhere in the universe. Shouldn't the #1 priority be to figure out how to man humanity a multi-planet species?

  • 1 month ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    those books are impressive. I'm not sure what American sex-ed books are like. It has been many years since I had sex-ed.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    so 277 hours / 30 days = 9+ hours a day assuming 0 days off. That sounds somewhat respectable, even if you subtract all the time spent on AF1/M1 assuming it was all for golf (8.7 hours/day).

    I'm not a supporter of Trump, just pointing out that if the typical person did this chart, there would be quite a bit more non-work time than they think.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    This was a fascinating read, but the last little bit about the third case doesn't make much sense. I suppose that since it's still an open investigation, the details aren't all there, but after reading it, I'm not sure what happened or what the evidence is saying...

  • 2 months ago
    Comment ttubravesrock

    The safest method of cooking rice is therefore to soak it overnight, then wash and rinse it until the water is clear, before draining it well and boiling in a saucepan, with a ratio of five parts water to one part rice.